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Assessing development in the EYFS

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Last updated on 10 August 2016
School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary
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How should we judge if development is below typical in the EYFS? We include advice from two of our associate education experts on assessing whether a child's development is typical for his or her age, with reference to early years outcomes. We also include information on moderation of assessments.

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  1. 1 Judging whether children are developing as expected
  2. 2 Judging development using 'Development Matters' guidance
  3. 3 Are some areas of learning more important than others?
  4. 4 Moderating decisions
  5. 5 Development of children with SEN
  6. 6 Development of children with EAL

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